The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the promotion of Corporal James D. Jones to the rank of sergeant. The recommendation for promotion was presented by Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the state police, to commissioners today during a regular monthly meeting.

Sergeant Jones, 41, of Sevier County is a 17 year veteran of the state police and most recently has been assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company C.

The promotion entails a transfer to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop G, where Sergeant Jones will supervise a patrol post.

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